Research Assistant Position – UNC Chapel Hill

Research Assistant Position – UNC Chapel Hill

Opening available for a research assistant in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill. The research assistant will contribute to ongoing studies within the Biobehavioral Research on Addiction and Emotion (BRANE) lab, with an emphasis on a NIDA grant examining how the neural correlates of reward sensitivity predict substance use treatment engagement and outcomes. They will also have the option to hold a joint research assistant position in the Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences Lab (CIRCLE Lab), with a focus on adolescent brain development and risk for suicidality. The holder of this position will be responsible for overall neuroimaging study coordination in one or both labs (e.g., maintaining study files, training undergraduate research assistants, interfacing with the various personnel involved in the study, writing and submitting IRB modifications and renewals). Additional responsibilities include (1) recruitment and scheduling of potential research participants, including treatment seeking substance users and/or adolescents (ages 9-14 years), (2) administering the study battery to participants at off site locations throughout the Triangle area, including self-report, interview, behavioral measures, as well as conducting fMRI scans at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), (3) data management and analysis using SPSS and neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., FSL, FreeSurfer and/or AFNI) that requires programming experience in languages commonly used for neuroimaging analysis (e.g., Linux shell scripting, Python, and/or Matlab). Preference will be given to candidates with experience recruiting and working with clinical populations, as well as those interested in serving a joint position across the BRANE and CIRCLE labs. A detailed description of the BRANE and CIRCLE lab research studies can be found at http://daughters.web.unc.edu/ and http://circlelab.unc.edu/. Please submit an application to http://unc.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/115340 by March 6, 2017.

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